Aaron Rodgers' team was up big Sunday in the NFC championship game -- up by so much, so late that it seemed there was no way the Seahawks could come back.
But come back they did, winning the game in overtime and moving on to the Super Bowl. The Green Bay Packers, meanwhile, were sent home to do some soul-searching.
And things got deep fast.
Speaking on his weekly radio show, Rodgers took a question from a fan that asked whether the quarterback believed God intervenes or plays a role in the outcome of football games.
It's common for athletes to credit God for their successes or to say that they had God on their side -- Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson did exactly that after the unlikely comeback against the Packers.
But Rodgers does not share his opponent's theological disposition.
"I don't think God cares a whole lot about the outcome," Rodgers said. "He cares about the people involved, but I don’t think he’s a big football fan."
Rodgers did not respond to Wilson directly and may not have even heard his postgame comments. But it's clear Rodgers has no faith in divine intervention of NFL playoff games -- important as they are to the rest of us.
Of course, if Rodgers was to accept the ideology that God intervenes in football games, it would mean that God made sure the Packers blew it Sunday.
Tough pill to swallow. Maybe God is a Vikings fan?
We can say this with confidence: He must hate the Cleveland Browns.